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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Sikorsky Poised To Get Contract For New Presidential Helo

Connecticut Manufacturer Only Company Left In The Competition

When the Navy awards a contract for a new Presidential helicopter ... likely next month ... the choice should be an easy one.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

F-35 Lightning II Jet To Make First British Flights

The Combat Aircraft Will Fly At Two Airshows In Britain

The F-35 Lightning II will make its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford and in the same month will also fly at the Farnborough International Air Show. This will be the first time the combat aircraft has flown outside of the United States.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve liberty and freedom. Their ages

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Headed Northwest This Summer

CAF Airpower Tour Includes Over 15 Cities Including FIFI’s Hometown, Boeing Field In Seattle

The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress returns to California and the Northwest U.S. this summer. It will be FIFI’s first visit in almost 20 years to many locations which include over 15 cities in Arizona, California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airman Missing From WWII Accounted For

Pilot Of C-47B Skytrain Went Missing In 1945

The remains of a U.S. serviceman, lost during World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Airman Missing From WWII Accounted For

P-38 Pilot Was Flying Bomber Escort Mission In New Guinea

The remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

EAA Welcomes Full B-17 Crew For Special Flight

'Aluminum Overcast' Carries Vets Representing Each Crew Position

EAA's Boeing B-17G Aluminum Overcast has made many memorable flights throughout the country, but one would be hard-pressed to come up with one more special than what occurred on Monday afternoon, April 14, in Oshkosh. Ten World War II United States Army Air Corps veterans – representing all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tailgunner - were brought here to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve liberty and freedom.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Liberty Institute: Congress Urges Air Force To Support Religious Freedom

Bipartisan Letter Asks Secretary Of The Air Force To Revise Religious Freedom Regulations

Members of the House of Representatives from both parties have submitted a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, urging a revision to Air Force regulations to allow greater religious freedom in the Air Force.

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